W3 Prompt #35: Wea’ve Written Weekly

Intro

Dear friends,

Welcome to our W3 Poetry Prompt, which goes live on Wednesdays at The Skeptic’s Kaddish.

You may click here for a fuller explanation of W3; but here’s the ‘tldr’ version:

Part I

The main ingredient of W3 is a weekly poem written by a Poet of the Week (PoW), which participants respond to in verse.

Part II

The second ingredient is a writing guideline (or two) provided by the PoW. Guidelines may include, but are not limited to: word counts, poetic forms, inclusion of specific words, and use of particular poetic devices.

Part III

After five days, when the prompt closes, the PoW shall select one participant’s poem as the W3 prompt for the following week, and its author becomes the next PoW.

Simple enough, right?


Okie dokie ~ Let’s do this thing!

I. The prompt poem:

‘Welcome Home’, a double Tetractys by Paula Light

Lights
Distant
Twinkle cold
Dead stars flame out
The night shivers in its lonely orbit
Breath travels slowly in the frosty air
Home glows closer
Loving hearts
Welcome
Lights

II. Paula’s prompt guidelines

  • Write about a breakup (not necessarily romantic) in any poetic form, not to exceed 20 lines.

III. Submit: Click on ‘Mr. Linky’ below

In order to participate and share a poem, open up this blog post, outside of the WordPress reader. At the bottom, just below these words, you will see a small rectangular graphic with the words ‘Mr Linky’. Click on that to submit.

Submissions are open for 5 days, until Monday, January 2, 10:00 AM (GMT+3)


Last week’s W3 poem

This week’s W3 prompt poem (above), composed by Paula Light, was written in response to last week’s W3 prompt poem, which D. Avery wrote:

‘Dream Seeds’, an atom poem by D. Avery

child 
of woods
knows

trees
whisper 
to her

hears 
animals
speak

seeks
her star
dream

seeds
gathers
to sow

feeds
on words
grows

sings
becomes
a bird

soars
returns
knows

84 thoughts on “W3 Prompt #35: Wea’ve Written Weekly”

    1. hi!

      Unfortunately, Last week’s prompt is now closed, but the new one will be open tomorrow (until the following Monday).

      Also, the URL you provided doesn’t work. What you need to do is go directly to your blog (not the backend through WordPress) and go to the page with the poem – then copy-paste that URL into Mr. Linky (rather than in the comments section on this post).

      Thanks!
      David

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